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LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD “CAREER GUIDES”
The recently established Bristol Municipal Career and Technical Academy is beginning its recruitment of business and non-profit leaders. It is looking for those with career experiences that they would share, in a classroom setting, with local 8-12 graders contemplating their own future.
Working in partnership with selected administration and faculty from Mt.Hope High School and Kickemuit Middle School, the “Career Explorers” program has identified nearly 20 different occupations that it is looking to have their students exposed to during the remainder of this school year. These are included on a separate page.
I’m sure many of you would like to help out. You know it's important to give kids the opportunity to learn more about your work. It might even be a good way to find someone to fill an entry-level job or to be an intern. But, are you having reservations? Let me answer a few questions you may be having.
2. How often will I need to teach a class?
During the remainder of this school year, a Career Guide will be scheduled to give their talk no more than twice. These are after-school programs so they would be held late afternoon, evenings, or weekends. Your commitment, all in, maybe 5-6 hours at most (preparation and teaching).
3. Will the students have any “assignment”?
All students who enroll in the Career Explorers will be given a “journal” booklet that they will use to write down what they learned in each class. Additionally, each class will have a unique “problem” designed for its content. The student will be asked to write in their journal their answer to the problem. That’s it; no grading is done by the Guide.
4. Will I be required to bring them to my place of work?
Classes will be held at Rogers Free Library or the Bristol Recreation Center. If you enjoy this experience so much that you would like to offer a tour of your work place that would be wonderful.
5. If I really am impressed by one or more students, so much so that I’d like to discuss further exploration (ie. Job shadowing or an internship), would I be allowed to do so?
Yes; we are hoping that by exposing these teens to a variety of career options something will click and they will be more curious. If this connection happens, BMCTA will be the interface with the parents to set this up.
You may have other questions. We hope you will; that means you have an interest in signing up for our Career Guide team.
All questions should be directed to:
Coordinator of Bristol Municipal Career and Technical Academy
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 401-206-4183
Career Guides being sought from the following occupations
Animal Care Military
Blue Economy Public Safety/Law Enforcement
Building/Construction Real Estate
Business Disciplines Social Media